Careers in dramatic writing

Become a screenwriter. Become a playwright. Become a script editor. As you learn to write for the stage, for film and for television, you will collaborate with students in our Performing Arts, Film and Television, Animation and Sequential Art programs to develop a diverse set of skills that will make you more marketable as a professional. SCAD dramatic writing students have gone on to work for some of the leading entertainment companies in the industry — and now it's your turn to join them.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Television writer
  • Playwright
  • Film or theater critic

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • National Geographic
  • Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
  • HBO

Learn the business from the pros

SCAD regularly hosts visiting artists and writers at each of our locations so you can benefit from their experience and expertise. Joel Cohen, the Emmy-winning writer from “The Simpsons,” recently stopped by to share his advice for breaking into the business and launching a career as a screenwriter.

“It’s been great to meet students, and I’ve been incredibly impressed with just the array and quality of artwork I’ve seen.”

Joel Cohen | Writer for "The Simpsons"
Professor and student in theater studying script

SCAD will see you to success

We make it a point to support our students both within the classroom and beyond. As part of that effort, the office of career and alumni success at SCAD offers students and graduates an array of career-building services, including:

  • Résumé development
  • Portfolio building
  • Mock interviews
  • Self-promotion
  • Assistance finding internships and employment opportunities

With professional guidance and one-on-one advising, SCAD will stay with you to help you kickstart your creative career.

Take the next step

Begin your career in dramatic writing with a B.F.A. or M.F.A from SCAD, available at our Savannah location.

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